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Owairaka rakau

November 13th, 2019

STEPS was contacted regarding activities on Owairaka relating to tree removal. We have found that The Tree Council has outlined the planned work on the maunga and stated their support for it here. Like many other people we are always sad to see the loss of large trees, but we hope to join in some of the new planting activities in future.

Waitītiko-Meola Creek Mountain to Sea Walk, Sunday 20 & 27 October

September 15th, 2019

STEPS will take you on a journey through the catchment of the Meola Waitītiko. The creek has a varied history – wetlands have changes to wasteland and back again, sections have been derelict and are now prized, and some parts are still lost.

We will start from the summit of Ōwairaka / Mount Albert and end at Meola Reef Te Tokaroa, where the creek meets the Waitematā Harbour. Along the way, we will visit reserves, rock forest, bush, roads and walkways, always with the stream nearby.

Walk 1: Sunday 20 October. Meet at Mt Albert Owairaka Summit Trig Station 0930.

Walk 2: Sunday 27 October. Meet at Western Springs Garden Community Hall 0930.

We welcome families and people with an interest in the history and state of the largest catchment on the Auckland isthmus. See more details at  Waititiko/Meola Creek Mountain to Sea Walk

Mountain to Sea Walk – October 2018

October 2nd, 2018

On Saturday the 13th of October, STEPS will be walking the third and final stage of the Meola Waititiko Mountain to Sea Walk, from Western Springs to Meola Reef on the Waitamata!

This is following on from the first and section walks we did in March from the summit of Owairaka Mt Albert to Kerr Taylor Reserve, and from Kerr Taylor to Rawalpindi. Its a chance to learn about the Meola Creek Waititiko and its catchment and aquifer, while stretching your legs in good company. Do come and join us!

Details of the walk can be found here.

Its about 3km of distance in total, and we will be taking our time. This is replacing the regular working bee for the month, as we did so much hard work planting in July and August.  Kids and whole family welcome.

We have chosen to start the walk from Western Springs rather than Rawalpindi, to cut out a large section of the walk that is far from the creek and on roads.

Meet at 10am on Saturday 13th October on the eastern side (next to the carpark) of the Western Springs Garden Community Hall which is on Great North Road.  Parking in the car park, of course!

For those driving or biking to the start, there will be cars at the end to shuttle walkers back to their cars or bikes, but of course you’ll need to walk back from Meola Reef to the Meola Road carpark.

If weather looks poor, see  on the day at 8am to check for cancellation.
You can download this flyer to send to your friends and post in your local park. We hope to see you there

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